1367.2 - State and Regional Indicators, Victoria, Sep 2007  
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TRADE BY COMMODITY

For the year ended August 2007, Victoria's merchandise exports rose by $748m (3.9%) in comparison to the year ended August 2006. The main items that contributed to this rise were increases in exports of Chemical and related products, n.e.c ($412m), Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material ($305m), Commodities and transactions merchandise trade n.e.c. ($251m) and Machinery and transport equipment ($149m). Falls in exports were recorded for Food and live animals (-$303m), Beverages and tobacco (-$111m) and Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (-$55m).


Over the same period, the total value of Victoria's merchandise imports increased by $2,042m (4.1%), with increases recorded in most of the import commodity categories. The largest increases were recorded in Miscellaneous manufactured articles ($534m) and Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material ($432m).

INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE(a), By Commodity(b)(c)

Year ended August 2006
Year ended August 2007


Exports
Imports
Exports
Imports
Section and Division of the SITC Rev3
$m
$m
$m
$m

0 Food and live animals(d)
5 063
2 075
4 760
2 485
1 Beverages and tobacco(d)(e)
701
310
590
372
2 Crude materials, inedible, except fuels(d)(e)
1 733
677
1 814
723
3 Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials(d)
977
4 876
922
4 655
4 Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes(d)(e)
103
182
121
248
5 Chemicals and related products, nec(d)(e)
1 638
4 658
2 050
4 819
6 Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material(d)(e)
2 800
5 634
3 105
6 066
7 Machinery and transport equipment(d)(e)
4 445
21 410
4 594
21 608
8 Miscellaneous manufactured articles(d)(e)
958
7 818
960
8 352
Commodities and transactions merchandise trade, n.e.c.(f)
97 Gold, non-monetary (excl. gold ores and concentrates)
61
12
73
17
98 Combined confidential items of trade
699
1 980
927
2 327
Other Section 9
222
8
232
11
Total Section 9
982
2 000
1 233
2 355
Total
19 401
49 640
20 149
51 682

(a) Victorian imports are those imported goods released from Customs control within Victoria. Victorian exports are those whose final stage of production or manufacture occurred within Victoria.
(b) Standard International Trade Classification (SITC).
(c) Any discrepancies between sums of the component items and totals are due to rounding.
(d) Excludes export commodities subject to a confidentiality restriction. These are included in Section 9.
(e) Excludes import commodities subject to a confidentiality restriction. These are included in Section 9.
(f) Includes export and import commodities subject to a confidentiality restriction.
Source: ABS data available on request, Merchandise Exports Collection; ABS data available on request, Merchandise Imports Collection.



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